husky

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj husky deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion "gruff voices","the dog's gruff barking","hoarse cries","makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson"
    • adj husky muscular and heavily built "a beefy wrestler","had a tall burly frame","clothing sizes for husky boys","a strapping boy of eighteen","`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
    • n husky breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green
    • a Husky Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
    • Husky an Eskimo dog, especially a breed of strong heavy-coated dogs used to pull dogsleds in the Northern regions of North America.
    • Husky An Eskimo.
    • a Husky Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
    • Husky The Eskimo language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • husky Abounding with, consisting of, or resembling husks; hence, poor, unprofitable, etc.
    • husky Dry in the throat; hoarse; harsh; sounding roughly: said of the voice or utterance.
    • n husky A kind of dog used in drawing sleds in the Hudson's Bay territory.
    • n husky Rough and big; rough and energetic; burly: as; a husky fellow.
    • n husky A ‘husky’ fellow; an energetic man; a hustler.
    • n husky An Eskimo.
    • n husky The Eskimo language.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Husky husk′i hoarse, as the voice: rough in sound
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Quotations

  • Charlotte Bronte
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    “Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. for husty,; cf. OE. host, cough, AS. hwōsta,; akin to D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel. hōsti,. See Wheeze
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of husty, from M. E. host (Scot. hoast, host, a cough)—A.S. hwósta, a cough; cf. Ger. husten.

Usage

In literature:

If a young, good-looking, husky negro was trustworthy, the family would make him the driver of the family carriage.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
In the last tent he entered he found the strong man lifting weights against a lot of husky cow-punchers, and the giant and midget.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
Then, while this was in progress, the wounded man recovered his senses and forced a few husky words.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
Then, aided by the husky muscles of the farm hands, they soon drew him to the surface.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
When she spoke again her voice was husky and pitched in a higher key.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
It was not his own suit; it had been borrowed from his host, a husky young hunter of East Cape.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Suddenly Nilsson gave a husky shout, and rushed at Parratt, holding out the key of his chest.
"John Thorndyke's Cases" by R. Austin Freeman
As he sat back upon the chair he seemed a little husky of voice.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Yet there was that husky rider, back there in the straw.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Eudoxia, who came originally from County Cork, was an Irish lady with a thick brogue and a husky temper.
"The Lion and The Mouse" by Charles Klein
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In poetry:

Reining in the flying creature
With its arms about her mouth;
Bursting all its mellowing bunches
To seduce her husky drouth;
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Warmth of earth, and cloudless wind
Tearing off the husky rind,
Blowing feathered seeds to fall
By the sun-baked, sheltering wall.
"Late September" by Amy Lowell
Are not, beyond measure and count,
So hard in the snows my ways?
Aren’t gray empty spaces around?
Isn’t husky the ring of the bells?
"The Anguish of a Mirage" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
He buries his face in the pillow,
Close, close, to the fast failing breath;
A little arm clasps his neck closely,
A voice growing husky in death
"Opening The Gate For Papa" by Madge Morris Wagner
I kissed the red mouth of th' passionate South,
Till my lips with kissing grew husky,
I looked in the eyes that were storm-charged skies,
'Neath the cloud of her thick locks dusky.
"A Love Dream" by James Edwin Campbell
But their voices sank yet lower, sank to husky tones of fear,
As they spake of present tokens of the powers of evil near;
Of a spectral host, defying stroke of steel and aim of gun;
Never yet was ball to slay them in the mould of mortals run.
"The Garrison of Cape Ann" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Huskies open in first regular season college game to be played overseas.
Animal's Name: cody Your Name: jen Your Phone Number: 814-312-8269 Description/Additional Details: Cody is very friendly siebrian husky white and brown.
Black/White Siberian Husky & Tan Shepard mx.
Sanderford, the Metairie man accused of making a video of himself molesting a Siberian husky , admitted to the crime after the recording surfaced on the Internet, according to his arrest report.
Today' profiled Mishka, a "talking" Siberian Husky and internet sensation with her own YouTube channel, Facebook page and online store.
This Siberian Husky definitely knows a thing or two about easy riding.
KFYO's Rescue of the Week: Orion the Siberian Husky .
Orion is a Siberian Husky who has been at the Lubbock Animal Shelter for several months.
Siberian Husky in Cuyahoga Falls.
I have always been attracted to the look of the Siberian Husky with their gorgeous coat and mesmerizing eyes.
With today's world and all the bad stuff thats broadcast on the news, I thought I'd submit one (1) of our four (4)new purebred siberian husky pup videos, only 11 days old, who has already started howling.
A video of a baby and a pet husky singing a duet has become a major hit on YouTube.
Husky Energy Inc reports a sixfold increase in first quarter 2001 earnings to $242 million (Can.
Kropka finally beats mentor as Huskies knock off Riders.
The Machesney Park Harlem Huskies were looking to make a statement.
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In science:

In his husky voice, he would say “In our field the one (a person or a group) who gets the most credit is the one who contributes the last, in the appropriate time frame that is”.
Gupta-Rajpoot Texture 2(4) Zero Mass Matrices
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